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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Speedy process of Bosnia and Herzegovina to harmonize the CBRN National Action Plan with the EU CBRN risk mitigation methodology

Success Story, South East and Eastern Europe Regional Secretariat

BiH Success Story
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Description and contribution of the EU CBRN CoE

The EU CBRN CoE has supported Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) CBRN National Action Plan and its harmonization with the EU CBRN risk mitigation methodology. This has been achieved by facilitating a series of three workshops in Sarajevo with the aim of reviewing and setting a complete list of actions relevant for CBRN risk mitigation in the country.

Results and impact

The development of BiH CBRN NAP lasted from June 2022 to May 2023, involving representatives from 20 ministries and other national agencies. The Plan comprises 55 actions for CBRN risk mitigation, including Weapons of Mass Destruction, to be implemented over 2023-2027. The document is expected to be endorsed by the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina by the end of 2023, including previous opinions of Governments of Entities and Brchko District.

Key lessons learned

The implementation of BiH CBRN NAP will vary according to the country’s administrative and territorial needs. However, the Plan’s harmonization with the EU CBRN risk mitigation methodology demonstrates the relevance of promoting cooperation between different partners and institutions, not only through the CoE network but also at national and local levels, including Brčko District.


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